Showing Posts In "Immigration and E-Verify" Category

I-9 Self Audits

Burr & Forman LLP recognizes the importance of properly completing Form I-9. In an effort to help prevent the consequences of noncompliance, the firm has offered key guidelines to a successful audit outcome. These include: Review all I-9 forms or a representative sample selected on a non-discriminatory grounds to determine I-9 opportunities and correction areas, […]

Surge in I.C.E. Immigration Enforcement is Wake-Up Call to U.S. Employers in

Here is a wake-up call for employers thinking about shoring up their immigration compliance process as a New Year’s resolution. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is targeting employers and has dramatically increased the number of worksite investigations, audits, and arrests. How much has ICE increased its enforcement activity at U.S. employers’ worksites?  Worksite investigations […]

E-Verify Changes and Reminders

Employers who use E-Verify to confirm their employees are eligible to work in the United States will be required to reset their E-Verify password, security questions, and answers when they log in to the system on or after December 16, 2018. The E-Verify system will be making changes to its user interface to give more […]

E-Verify Begins Validating Driver’s License Data with National Law Enforcement Tracking System

As part of ongoing expansions, the E-Verify system now can check driver’s license data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for those using it through the “web” interface. The enhancement, which was made possible through a new partnership with the National Law Enforcement Tracking System (NLETS), aims to provide E-Verify […]

How Does a Divided Congress in 2019 Impact I-9 and E-Verify Compliance?

The arguments on all sides of the November elections have included a wide range of issues, including health care, gun rights, gender/race equality and immigration. Originally conceived in 1986, the I-9, which is often overlooked, is just one element of immigration compliance that ensures businesses are hiring a legal workforce. Thousands of I-9 audits – […]

Employer Cannot Join E-Verify Without Bargaining With Union

In a recent case involving an unfair labor practice charge, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that the obligation of unionized employers to enter into bargaining with the union before making material changes to terms and conditions of employment applied to an employers unilateral decision to enroll in the Department of Homeland Securitys E-Verify system. […]

McCaskill Introduces Bill to Make Voluntary E-Verify System Mandatory

In August, Senator Claire McCaskill introduced the E-Verify System Act of 2018, which would require all employers to use the E-Verify system to ensure that newly hired employees are either United States citizens or foreign nationals authorized to work in the U.S. legally. Under current law, employers are required to examine documents presented by new […]

Form I-9 Immigration and Employment Law Alert: The Time is Now for a Proactive Audit

With Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workplace audits on the rise, especially in California, employers are advised to make the I-9 form a top priority. Under federal law, all employers in the United States are required to complete this form to verify the identity and employment eligibility of new hires. Section 1 must be completed […]

Latest ICE Aggressive Enforcement Targets Northern Ohio Meat Processing Plant

The arrest of more than 140 workers at four meat processing plants in Ohio as part of an Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raid on June 19, 2018, is being called the largest workplace raid in recent history. The business, Fresh Mark, a member of ICEs voluntary ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) […]

ICE Delivers More Than 5,200 I-9 Audit Notices to Businesses Across the US in 2-Phase Nationwide Operation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recently announced the results of a two-phase nationwide operation in which I-9 audit notices were served to more than 5,200 businesses around the country since the start of the year. During the first phase from late January to March 30, HSI served 2,540 Notice of […]

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